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Monday, June 21, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by cesco7 on June 21, 2010

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  1. Paul Jones said, on June 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Also, what is this thing called “Not overstaying one’s welcome”?

  2. Jake said, on June 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    In Dreamworks’ defense, they’ve actually been doing pretty good lately, so long as you ignore the Shrek series.

    ‘Bee Movie’, ‘Kung-Fu Panda’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ were all pretty great movies. (Especially ‘Dragon’, which was one of the best movies I’ve seen so far this year.)

    The only problem Dreamworks has is that it occasionally takes a pretty good movie, and sucks the life out of it by trying to make a sequel (‘Shrek’, obviously, and also ‘Madagascar’).

    Pixar even took a risk making Toy Story 2, and I was surprised (and even a little disappointed) when I first heard they were going to make 3. This a company which has a pretty strict ‘No Sequel’ rule, so to take the company’s crown-jewel and risk it’s integrity with two follow-ups is pretty ballsy.

    • Chaim Mattis Keller said, on June 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm

      Cars 2 is in the making, so I have a feeling that their resistance to sequels is gone – at least when it comes to sequels that are very merchandiseable.

      • Zach said, on June 22, 2010 at 3:10 am

        Monsters, Inc 2 is also coming out.

        They’ve always said that they would do sequels if they had a strong enough story, and looking at Toy Story 3 I have to believe them.

  3. Spaceman-Spiff said, on June 21, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    @Jake: I believe Pixar’s policy was strict no straight-to-dvd features.

    IIRC, Disney proposed making Toy Story 2 as a straight-to-dvd, and Pixar said they will only do a sequel if they think it can hold up to its predecessor. And so they did, and it seems they did it again now.

  4. Mollyscribbles said, on June 21, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Toy Story 3 was even better than ‘Up’. I make this distinction because I was actually able to see the screen after fifteen minutes instead of the animators’ hard work being lost in a blur of tears.

    • Michael Burton said, on June 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      The blur of tears comes fairly late in Toy Story 2, during “Jesse’s Song.” I haven’t yet seen Toy Story 3, but I will be reduced to tears if there isn’t a blur of tears scene.

      Wait… that might work!

      • Vyolynce said, on June 22, 2010 at 8:47 am

        Don’t look forward to being able to read the credits of 3. It can’t be done.

      • ESJ said, on June 22, 2010 at 3:39 pm

        Yup, the ending of Toy Story 3 will completely gut you. Wonderful movie, wonderful trilogy.

  5. Toronto said, on June 21, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Oh, the blur is there, for sure.

    And the 3d short, “Day and Night” is pretty darned good too. Artistic and entertaining.

  6. BlueNight said, on June 22, 2010 at 1:12 am

    To be fair, I found myself as pleasantly surprised by Shrek 4 as I had been by Shrek 2.

    The 3D branch of Disney Animation is doing a superb job on its own, too. Meet The Robinsons, Chicken Little, Bolt, all have been excellent films, and each felt like Disney. I’m looking forward to their Rapunzel, “Tangled.”

  7. ohamsie said, on June 22, 2010 at 8:58 am

    The best part of this comic is Shrek doing the “Dreamworks face”

    • Hysterical Woman said, on June 23, 2010 at 2:00 am

      Shark Tale was the worse. That fish’s design was less anthropomorphic and more “omg it stole Will Smith’s face”. To be fair I’ve never seen that movie.

  8. turquoise cow said, on June 22, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    If only there was a second Incredibles. That was an awesome movie.

    • Michael Burton said, on June 22, 2010 at 7:08 pm

      If only Pixar had done the Fantastic Four movies! Now, that would have been awesome.

  9. Hannah said, on June 24, 2010 at 3:01 am

    In its defense, I thought I was going to hate “Shrek 4” but ended up liking it better than any of the other Shrek movies.

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